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  • Ecospirituality

    By Emily Stern

    September 19, 2014 | 5:26 am

    Scientists, ecologists, devotees, and spiritual healers are together at a summit, saying we need each other. The scientists want to know, "Is there a need for us in the spiritual world?" “Yes of course!  We don’t know what to do to be shepherds of this earth, and most of us know...

  • The Seder’s Innermost Secret—Charoset:  Earth & Eros in the Passover Celebration

    By Rabbi Arthur Waskow

    April 8, 2014 | 9:52 am

    There it sits on the Seder plate: charoset, a delicious paste of chopped nuts, chopped fruits, spices, and wine.

    So the question would seem obvious "Why is there charoset on the Seder plate?"

    That's the most secret Question at the Seder – so secret nobody even asks it. And it’s...

  • Our Government Is A Big Fat Waste-Monger

    By Annie Korzen

    September 28, 2011 | 3:23 pm

    I would like to suggest a new cabinet post: Secretary of Frugality. Please note that I am available for the job. Here are a few items I would deal with.

    • I volunteered to be a polls worker on Election Day, and was obliged to take a. two-hour training class.  We were each handed...

  • Wasteland

    By Annie Korzen

    September 26, 2011 | 2:32 pm

    One of the most disturbing moments in any film is at the end of Titanic when Gloria Stuart flings the priceless blue diamond necklace into the water.  I know we’re supposed to be moved by that extravagant, romantic gesture:  Instead - thriftaholic that I am - I am horrified by the...

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  • More Recycling Tips

    By Annie Korzen

    September 8, 2011 | 12:51 pm

    Journal More Recycling Tips • I never buy garbage bags.  When they ask “Plastic or paper?” in the supermarket, I just take the plastic and then use them for trash.  This has gotten problematic, because I’m trying to reduce my big fat carbon footprint.  I now bring re-usable...

  • Waste Not Want Not

    By Annie Korzen

    September 6, 2011 | 12:34 pm

    I am allergic to waste: I just can’t abide the thought of perfectly usable things being dumped into the garbage.  Besides the ecological consequences, there’s the offense to my compulsively thrifty nature.  If there’s such a thing as reincarnation (which I strongly doubt) I...

  • Save the date, save the world

    By Elyse Glickman

    October 10, 2008 | 4:21 pm

    Wedding invitations have traditionally gone beyond telling friends and family about the whens and wheres of a couple's big day. Through use of color, typefaces and embellishments, they made a statement about a couple's personality and tastes.

    As the environment and economy play...

  • Is the Dead Sea dying?

    By Emily Hauser

    January 3, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    It sits at the lowest spot on earth, is fed by one of the world's most significant waterways, and served witness to humanity's passage out of Africa. And it's dying.

    The Dead Sea, among the most remarkable natural phenomena on the earth's face, has lost a third of its surface area...

  • The Skirball's new Noah's Ark exhibit encourages kids to explore universal values through the timeless biblical story

    By Julie G Fax

    June 21, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    "Mommy! We need more food!"

    From way up in the rafters of Noah's Ark, I hear my son calling. He has climbed a net ladder to reach the second level, where he is eye-to-eye with boa constrictors fashioned out of air-conditioning conduits and a wise old yak made of dozens of rag...
  • Exhibition offers visions of future intelligent homes

    By Sam Hall Kaplan

    May 10, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    For those who love the experience of shopping for real estate, "Open House: Architecture and Technology for Intelligent Living," on display in Pasadena at Art Center College of Design's south campus, is not the usual collection of modish conceits by residential architects.

    Organized...
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